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No, never. A trapezoid may have diagonals of equal length (isosceles trapezoid), but they do not intersect at their midpoints.

Draw the diagonals of a trapezoid, for example, an isosceles trapezoid, thereby creating 4 triangles inside the trapezoid. Now assume the diagonals do bisect each other. The congruent corresponding sides of the top and bottom triangles with the included vertical angle would make the triangles congruent by the side-angle-side theorem. But this is a contradiction since the respective bases of the triangles, forming the top and bottom of the trapezoid are, of course, not equal. Therefore, the triangles cannot be congruent. Hence, we have given proof by contradiction that diagonals in a trapezoid cannot bisect each other.

Q: Do the diagonals of a trapezoid bisect each other?

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A trapezoid Trapezoid - 2 congruent diagonals that do not bisect each other. No right angles and has 1 pair of opposite parallel sides.

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An isosceles trapezoid, or any trapezoid, does not have diagonals that bisect each other.

No, the diagonals of a trapezoid do not necessarily bisect each other. Only in an isosceles trapezoid, where the two non-parallel sides are congruent, will the diagonals bisect each other. In a general trapezoid, the diagonals do not bisect each other.

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Usually they do not, but in an isosceles trapezoid they do.

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